So, since the majority of those who read my first post in the series here liked it, I decided to continue with it. This part will include (realistic) expectations for the WR's on our roster at this point. Feel free to comment with thoughts!
WR1) Danario Alexander
14 games, 53 catches, 926 yards, 8 TD's
I'm going to be honest, and say I don't think he will be healthy all season. I don't think it will be from lack of effort *cough Jared Gaither cough,* but because his knee has had so many problems in the past. I think we can expect that he'll be ok for 10-14 games of the season, but more than that is kind of wishful thinking. This is why we drafted Keenan Allen, by the way.
WR2) Malcom Floyd
14 games, 48 catches, 820 yards, 6 TD's
I think he will have another season on par with what he's done in the past few years. Malcom is one of my favorite players on the team. He's got a great jump ball, and very soft hands. He has durability issues, and is more of a possession receiver, which is why you'll never see him break the 1000 yard barrier. He is certainly a huge part of the Chargers offense though. I think this could be his last season before he retires.
WR3) Vincent Brown
16 games, 37 catches, 580 yards, 4 TD's
Vincent Brown will be the #2 after this year. Malcom is losing what speed he had, and is getting old. Vincent Brown plays a very similar game to Malcom, without the height. He should be a valuable asset this year, and we should start seeing more people wearing #86 on game day.
WR4) Keenan Allen
16 games, 36 receptions, 504 yards, 3 TD's
Keenan Allen won't have to step into a starting role immediately, because we have 3 talented receivers ahead of him. What is good for Keenan is the fact that all 3 have had problems staying on the field. Keenan will really show glimpses of a great receiver, especially when Danario and/or Malcom aren't on the field. Philip Rivers is going to love having Keenan Allen around for at least the next 4 years, and #13 will be a high selling jersey.
WR5) Eddie Royal
13 games, 32 receptions, 340 yards, 2 TD's
I think Eddie Royal will benefit from this new system, as he has the ability to make people miss in space, and the Chargers will be executing a lot of screens. I think Philip is more comfortable with Eddie Royal than Ronald Meachem, and it will show. Eddie Royal could be a huge part of this offense, if he could stay on the field for a full 16 games. I know it seems like a lot of receptions for a #5, but I think it's likely. He's a good, speedy player, who can really do some damage in a west coast offense.
WR6) Ronald? Reginald? Meachem
16 games, 8 receptions, 100 yards, 1 TD
Ronald has the chance to prove himself to the new Chargers brass. Otherwise, this is his last year in the bolts uniform. I really like Meachem, and I don't know what went wrong last year. At season end, he will either have to restructure, or face being cut. Also, the Chargers don't play the Saints this year, so you can expect subpar performance from Robert all year long.